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How Does a Cancer Man Act In Love (7 Undeniable Signs)

Last updated on June 14, 2022 by Sonya Schwartz

Are you wondering whether a Cancer man is in love with you?

Perhaps you’re dating a Cancer and it’s proving difficult to read his emotions?

If so, this is the guide for you. It reveals the 7 telltale signs that a Cancer is falling in love. 

However, before we explore these signs, it’s really important that you pay attention to the following story.

Throughout my twenties, I was always in relationships where I wasn’t sure if he loved me.  

In most cases, I couldn’t win him over.

He’d eventually get bored or leave me for someone better. 

It was beginning to feel like I’d never be good enough for a serious long-term relationship. 

But that all changed when I learned about a powerful aspect of male psychology which very few people seem to know about…

It’s called the ‘Hero’s Instinct’. 

It’s a primal psychological tick which almost all men seem to hold. When this direction of thinking is activated, it makes men feel like a strong, purposeful champion. Naturally, they are drawn to women who can make them feel this way. 

Indeed, when I learned how to activate the ‘Hero’s Instinct’, men would begin to OBSESS over me. Rarely, did I have to worry about winning them over (click here to learn how I did it). 

It’s really simple to activate the ‘Hero’s Instinct’ when you know how. Yet, so few women appear to know how. It’s crazy!

If you’re tired of having to fight to make a man love you, it’s in your best interests to learn more about how I discovered this powerful psychological trigger.

Of course, it may well be that the Cancer in your life is already falling in love with you. Read on to discover the 7 undeniable signs that this is the case...

How does a Cancer man act in love?

A Cancer man is an ideal romantic partner in many ways, but with depths. Whilst not as emotionally present and 'touchy feely' as other signs, this cautious crab will come out of his shell for the right woman at the right time. Here are the signs that he is falling in love.

1) He's telling you in words

One of the very obvious signs a Cancer man likes you is when he tells you that he does. He will be talking about how much he likes being with, talking about his dreams and hopes and hopefully giving some compliments as well. That's not to say if he hasn't said the L Word that it's off the table and he doesn’t feel that way. Simply being romantic, making grand gestures and talking in your love language are ways that he will be looking to make you feel comfortable and happy with him and show you are secure.

If you're further down the line, look out for his talk of the future, the plans you'll make, the place you will go and even the family you will have! This is never a light-hearted sentiment from a Cancer man and indicates a real bond has been built between you. Don’t break this bond by being flippant or off with him. Now is the time to really show that he cn trust you and that you are the woman for him

2) You've met his family

A cancer man who acts in love is almost certainly introducing his partner to his family. Being nurturing and caring means family is at the top of his mind and being a good partner will mean being able to fit in with his family life. If he's also showing affection whilst in the presence of his family, this is an even better sign.  Whilst other signs would see this as simple rite of passage in a relationship, for a Cancer man this is a very significant event that shows he values your relationship and its potential over the shame he would feel were the relationship to fail. There is a chance that your meeting of the family has taken a long time to come to fruition, but make a good impression and you will be truly set for a beautiful future.

3)  He's there more

It sounds simple but a Cancer man who is in love will be physically there. They love being with someone and seeking to give security as they would love to receive, so you will find that a Cancer man who is falling in love will be near you more and more. If less time has passed since your last date and if you find more text messages and calls on your phone, it's a sure sign that the Cancer man is finding you always on his mind. He might decide to show love through gifts, perhaps shopping, or purchasing something that he remembered you liked. To a Cancer man, no sentiment is truer than 'it's the thought that counts'. This is the star sign most likely to make you a mix tape!

It's worth saying that if you see the signs of the Cancer man becoming more available, don't pull away out of a sense of being 'too keen'. You don't need to play games with this sign, and repaying his affections isn't going to turn him off or away from you - quite the opposite. Playing hard to get isn't fun for a Cancer and  is a bad way to start the relationship, which for a Cancer man is all about trust, honesty and openness. Repay each compliment and bathe in the warm glow of being pursued with tenacity!

4)  He wants you to open up

A Cancer man is keen to get to know the real you. He wants you to open up and feel that connection together. One way he will do this is by opening up himself and showing his true feelings and secrets. It could be his dreams - literal dreams or his future plans. He might want to talk about the universe or life after death! This is a big deal to a Cancer man and something you should really value. A Cancer man acts in love when he is able to trust someone enough to bare all. You may find that he wants to know everything about you, from your opinions on World peace to your favorite spaghetti sauce! For him, knowing the ins and outs of you allows him to see you as a whole and if he likes what he sees, you can be sure that he really has fallen for you, warts and all!

5) He's started cooking

If you're offered a batch of muffins or cookies, from the Cancer man in your life then there's a sure sign that the Cancer man is falling in love with you. The zodiac sign of Cancer is associated with nurturing, caregiving, and cooking He will likely have taken into consideration your favorite foods and will have an interest in making them. Even if he isn't a master chef, you might have noticed that he's giving acts of service - perhaps the morning coffee run or grabbing you a drink or a snack. He can't help but nurtures those he loves!

Don't think that just because you aren't dining out that you aren't being wooed, as the zodiac sign of Cancer is associated with home and family. People with this zodiac sign really do find comfort and peace in their home environment  and being here is very important. Being invited into his home and having a meal or even a chat on the sofa is potentially a batter date night for a Cancer man than a trip to a noisy bar - plus you can wear your sweatpants and get away with it, this man is more interested in what's in your soul than getting into your tank top!

Is it like pulling teeth getting him to spend time with you?
The key to solving is understanding men on a much deeper emotional level. The number #1 factor that causes men to behave this way is actually relatively easy to change with a few subtle things you can say to him.

Take this quick quiz to see if he actually likes you!

6) He's feeling jealous

The darker side of this sign is the jealousy. Sometimes moody and grumpy, a Cancer man who is falling in love will often start to feel pangs of jealousy. He needs to be put at ease and reassured, but if he is starting to have fears creep in, this is only because he feels he has something very valuable he is at risk of losing. His powerful sense of emotions and the fears he may have may feel somewhat overwhelming to you at times! This intensity will decrease when he knows there is nothing to fear.

7)  He's opening up physically

Whereas other signs are happy to have a PDA in the street, the Cancer man is likely to be all over you like rash at home but in public to be more reserved and cautious. Even the smallest peck on the cheek or holding hands in public could be a big sign that the Cancer man is falling in love and is feeling just as comfortable when in your presence away from home as he is within it. This is all great news and shows that he really is ready to commit.

When the Cancer man makes that leap and selects you as his love partner, you may have someone for life. This loyal sign is at his happiest when protecting and caring for another partner, and if you can repay this with true loyalty and security to overcome jealous moments you will reap the rewards for many happy years to come.

Do you agree with all the characteristics of Cancer men here? What about your Cancer man are you making progress in your efforts to help him see how amazing you are?

As you can imagine, when he moves the relationship on you will be in for a real treat as you become someone special and valued in his life, but getting there with a Cancer is well worth the efforts!

Why not see if your sign matches your Cancer man and even see how your relationship could look in the future?  Share this article with someone you know who would love to know how catch a Cancer man in their life, we'd love to hear the success stories!


How Do You Know If A Cancer Man Is In Love With You?

For the most part, a cancer man will vocalize his feelings… a lot. He will tell you in a number of ways that he cares about you and sees you in his future. To back this up, he’ll spend a lot more time with you and open up a lot more too. He will also expect you to do the same.

 How Do You Make A Cancer Man Feel Loved?

Cancer men thrive in stable environments, so you, first of all, have to foster one. Besides this, another sure way to his heart is to be there for him when it's good as well as when it's bad. Also, try your very best to be independent. This doesn't mean he won't give you stuff, but he wants to know your interest isn't hinged on material things.

Do Cancers Fall In Love Easily?

As far as zodiacs are concerned, cancers are one of the most sensitive. Based on this alone, they fall in love a little too quickly. All in all, they are quite in touch with their feelings and get emotionally invested in others quite easily. So, if you're not ready for raw feelings, cancers are a no-go area.

Can Two Cancers Fall In Love?

There's no rule against people of the same zodiac falling in love. So, yes, it's actually possible for two cancers to fall in love. In this case, it's a very intimate pairing, but it starts out quite slow. Once both of them are on the same page, it often turns out to be a really good pairing.

What Is The Soulmate For Cancer?

A strong zodiac pairing for a cancer is none other than a Virgo. This is literally a match made in heaven. The two share a lot in terms of values. They further communicate quite well and the trust level is equally off the charts. All in all, the two are most likely to have a strong physical connection.

Do you feel like all you think about is him, but he only thinks about himself?
This doesn't mean he doesn't like you. You have to understand how he is wired. Once you do, you'll find there is a subtle thing you can say that to him that will drastically change how he shows his emotions towards you.

Take this quick quiz that looks at whether he actually likes you or not!

Sonya Schwartz
A hopeless romantic that struggled for many years to find her Mr "Right" and made all the mistakes you could think of while dating. Known for always choosing the wrong guys or messing up relationships, Sonya was finally able to change her approach and mindset when it came to dating which helped her eventually find the man of her dreams and become happily married. You can read more about me here...

12 comments on “How Does a Cancer Man Act In Love (7 Undeniable Signs)”

  1. I just met one and hes done everything here mentioned on this list...and I mean everything ...this list is bueno...perfecto omg.....Ive never seen another summary so accurate on any sign. WOW!!!

  2. My Cancer man and I met over the internet. At first we were both wary, but as we started talking likes and dislikes, we went on into politics, religion and family pretty quickly. Next thing I know, he is asking for a vow that I will be loyal and loving to him, to respect him and not hurt him. This was obviously important to him so I treated it as seriously as if we were getting married right then and there (although it was still soon in our relationship. From there he was sending me recipes, pictures of his family, asking me about my day and work, sharing jokes or intimacy, and asking me to call in with welfare status reports (all before we got to meet face to face). It was a long distance affair. We have so much in common and feel like we have known each other all our lives. After four weeks like this we are finishing each other’s conversations and planning a romantic vacation. We realize we have differences, but I can be too aggressive and he needs to focus on the outside world a little more. We both see this in ourselves and appreciate the guidance of the other. We both have kids from the past and started referring to them as OUR kids by week two. We even call each other by married pet names when speaking of intimate matters and spoke of marriage from the beginning. Its been a wonderful whirlwind courtship, but it feels more like we have always been together and are temporarily separated (like one took a business trip). The only reason we have not taken our trip by now, moving into week six, is because the global situation. We are both impatient to see if things will be as terrific then as they are now, or will it fall apart. We are both determined to work together to overcome any rough patches. Even though impatient, we agree we need more time to learn about each other, but the more we learn, the crazier we are about each other. He’s the most caring, compassionate, passionate, creative and capable man you will ever meet with a dry sense of humor, loving and loyal, intelligent man you will ever meet with an iron will. Im so blessed we met, so to speak.

  3. I am cáncer myself i have met a cancer and we fit perfectly, i understand him se share soo much in common. Most says we arent sex active or we have no intiative. I disagree only we need to be made in LOVE emotionally and after the physical comes daily

  4. I am a Virgo and I’m dating a cancer and he completes me. Everything on the list he does!! I cant describe it but he just gets me and we spend time together all the time he is at home and when we are out in public he still makes me feel safe without the smothering factor.. idk I’m just in love and we are happy!! He always wants me to open up but as Virgo’s that’s kinda hard for us to do since we are such a private sign.

  5. I am a cancer and married one and stayed with her for 30 years till she died she's been dead for a year now and now it's time for me to move on we had a grate time done everything together so if you are looking so am i

  6. I m dating cancer men and I m Aries girl..our love started great way but in between 3months our conversation came less way like call on talk or chatting eachother now he wants leave me bcz I don't have job but this all knew him since frm starting and he tell that he sister doesn't like me and even u dnt hvg job lots excuse to me. .know I m really confusing it so please can you help out from this situation..bring bck to my life.. 🙏🏻

  7. Cancers NEED talking. Like a LOT of talking. Open up to meeee is their motto I think. They are clingy and needy. They are very family centered. They have a poor sense of self worth and tend towards depression. They can be snappy and tempermental, and while they always want to talk, they also always want to be right, listened to and their opinion to be valued. And if they give an opinion, they expect you to follow it. And expect to be blamed for everything that goes wrong, but hold your own temper. Ive been with one for many years and it'll wear you out. I wish I could find the way to convince him he isn't second and I love him. I doubt I'll ever find it though. Im tired. He is a good person. They can be very loving, although clingy. They care about others. I read how crazy Scorpio can be but I think Cancer is right up there.

  8. I am gemini women. I have a cancer man. He is so clever. I like the unique thing of him. I like him mad of me. I like to give him all of me. Time, attention and hug. We have been together 6 months till now. We are long distance relationship. But he always wants me everytime, he want to see me everyday. I love him alot. I lover his respect about love. I haven't get a lover like this yet. I grateful. I love him alot.

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